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Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

Kenneth L. Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 7:33 AM
"The angry charges...have already made a major contribution to perpetuating the polarization, puerile posturing, and stalemate from federal leaders of every faction." Stalemate is our only hope. Here's a question: our country is 237 years old. Our government has become bigger and bigger and more busy doing things every year of our existence. When will it be finished? Mr. Medved, what, exactly, are you implying should be done? How is the 2nd Amendment deficient or insufficient in the way it addresses the issue? Is your position based in any scintilla of evidence?

The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violence—one of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years.

How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms...